How much is Nicola Benedetti’s violin worth?
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Nicola Benedetti: who is the star violinist, what are her best recordings and what violin does she play?
3. How much is Nicola Benedetti’s violin worth?
The violin Nicola plays is called the Gariel, made in 1717 by Stradivarius. It's worth an estimated £2m and previously belonged to an ancestor of Princess Diana. Nicola has said if a fire broke out in her home, she would grab her violin before her cat. "In an ideal world, all three of us would escape unscathed," she says. "But if I had to choose between the cat and the violin the £2million Stradivarius would have to come first."